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MP's tribute to Madge Richards

 
Created on 06/07/2013 @ 07:28

 

Tributes have been paid to one of Montgomery's community stalwart's who has died.

Madge Richards, a former mayor and town councillor, has been a big part of public life in the town and throughout Montgomeryshire. Her husband, Brian, who was also a town councillor and former Montgomeryshire District Councillor, pre-deceased her.

MontgomeryMadge had also worked for the Women's Institute at its then Montgomeryshire branch.

Paying tribute to her, Glyn Davies MP said: "Madge Richards had been a leading civic personality in the town of Montgomery for as long as I remember. I served with her late husband Brian on the Montgomeryshire District Council in the 1980s, and with both him and Madge when they were both prominent figures in the public life of Montgomery. Madge served several terms as Mayor of the town, and was hugely respected.

"I also found Madge to be good company at a personal level, and over recent years we've managed to enjoy a chat about local issues every few weeks.

"She had a lovely sense of humour, and great knowledge of local history and the various 'political shenanigans' that are a feature of every town in Wales. She used to keep me up to speed on what was happening locally."

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"Over recent years, Madge suffered some health problems, but was very much still 'out and about' until very recently. I'm sure her memory will stay with Montgomery for many years into the future. The town has lost one of its greatest ever champions."

 

 
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